This week the children have begun to use fact triangles to help them further understand fact families. They have played games to strengthen their fact power. Using the triangles, the children played in partnerships. Each child took turns covering on number on a fact , while their partner used the other two numbers to determine the covered number. The children also played Brains versus the Calculators. This game demonstrated that having fact power is vastly superior to relying on a calculators. Calculators have their place, when working with difficult numbers. But brains are really the best tool available!